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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

Trauma and Demogorgons: Analyzing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) in Stranger Things

Toben Racicot, GI resident and English PhD student, will give a talk in the collaboration space during our Halloween party. Come out to hear Toben talk about how the motif of D&D in Stranger Things informs how role-playing games are an unconventional tool for empowering and preparing players for future trauma.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT

Evaluating human-machine interactions for `cognitive load’ without interrupting behavior

Dr. Lewis Chuang

Dept. for Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media, Institute for Informatics, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Germany


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on October 16th 2018. The GI is located in EC-1, and these events are open to all members of the University of Waterloo. 

Presenter: Lindsay Meaning, English PhD candidate

Friday, August 17, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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The Games Institute is coordinating with the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo to host a guest lecture by John Muñoz from the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in Portugal on Friday, August 17th 2018

Register for this event on Eventbrite. Registration is required to attend. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 — 5:30 PM EDT

The Nintendo Wii, one of the best-selling video game consoles in history, was discontinued seven years ago, which is precisely what makes it a robust, economical and flexible platform for game-related research and teaching. This workshop will walk you through the process of turning your Wii into a versatile tool for the investigation of homebrew games, hacks and demos written for a variety of historical video game systems.

Friday, May 25, 2018 — 4:30 PM to Sunday, May 27, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT
Spring 2018 Game Jam poster

This event is an opportunity to MAKE games, explore new game ideas, and interact with fellow game-lovers in an exciting and relaxed environment. Learn something, teach something, make something, and play something!

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Spring 2018 GI Jam Poster

Come out on Tuesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 24th from 5- 9 PM to learn the starter skills and the team spirit needed to be a strong competitor for the GI Game Jams and to work in the game industry.

Taught by the Jam veterans and indie game devs of UW Game Dev Club. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Spring 2018 Game Jam poster

Come out on Tuesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 24th  from 5 - 9 PM to learn the starter skills and the team spirit needed to be a strong competitor for the GI Game Jams and to work in the game industry.

Taught by the Jam veterans and indie game devs of UW Game Dev Club. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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